Video Released: Dr. Melissa Hunfalvay presents at TEDxFoggyBottom on how to Think Next about eye-tracking technology

WASHINGTON--()--Today, RightEye LLC, a health technology company using eye tracking to revolutionize vision performance and patient care, announced that the presentation made by RightEye founder and chief science officer Dr. Melissa Hunfalvay at TEDxFoggyBottom on April 23 on the topic of how eye-tracking technology has the power to change the world is now available in the library of TEDx Talks on the TEDx YouTube channel.

“Speaking at TEDx was truly an honor and a fantastic opportunity to further the conversation about how technology, science and health care can be combined to improve the human condition and change the world,” said Dr. Hunfalvay. “Everything we do at RightEye is about ‘thinking next,’ which was this year’s conference theme. By bringing science and the latest advancements in eye-tracking technology together, we’re pioneering a new platform that will open up amazing new possibilities through the internet of things.”

Dr. Hunfalvay is a former professional athlete, a coach and a scientist who is considered a leader in the convergence of science and technology for improving human performance. At TEDxFoggyBottom, she spoke about her experience as an athlete, her mission and role in founding RightEye and her vision for the future of connected health care. Footage of that presentation can be accessed here.

TEDxFoggyBottom attendance has more than quadrupled since its beginning in 2011, and its talks have gathered nearly 3 million views on YouTube to date. This year’s event, themed “Think Next,” attracted more than 1,500 attendees to see presentations from 20 speakers.

TEDx is a global movement devoted to spreading ideas and bringing innovators together in the local community and around the world through independently organized events, usually in the form of short, powerful talks, which are limited to 18 minutes or less.

About RightEye

RightEye LLC is a health technology company using eye tracking and gaming to revolutionize vision performance and health care through an innovative, new kind of vision test. RightEye helps health care providers assess concussions, eyesight and performance issues in patients by following a science-based, metric-driven methodology. Using a cloud-based platform, RightEye generates reports within minutes to give doctors an objective, measurable way to view the quality of a patient’s vision and track the success of remedies such as vision therapy. RightEye customers include nationally recognized optometrists, hospitals, emergency rooms, professional sports teams and the U.S. military. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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Release Summary

Footage released of RightEye Chief Science Officer Dr. Melissa Hunfalvay speaking at TEDxFoggyBottom earlier this year on the health benefits of eye tracking technology tests and therapies.


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Kristina Messner, 703-678-6023